Product testing is one of the most important aspects of fabric manufacturing. The process ensures that the material is responsive to claims and is not harmful to consumers, some of whom may be allergic to certain chemicals used to treat fabric.
At 1929 Mask, we put the fabric we use through rigorous tests by internationally renowned laboratories to ensure customer safety. Our masks are water-repellent and treated with benzalkonium chloride (BAC), which is the chemical used in some hand sanitisers to kill germs.
Inovapotek, a Portuguese research organisation that provides customised pharmaceutical research and development, tested the chemicals used in our masks to ensure your safety.
Inovapotek is a member of the European Cosmetics Responsible Person Association (ERPA) and Health Cluster Portugal.
Bacteria filtration efficiency
TUV SUD PSB tested the bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) of our masks, which currently stands at close to 90%. It is part of the internationally renowned TUV SUD, with offices in more than 40 countries and over 150 years of experience. TUV SUD PSB has more than 500 employees in Singapore and is accredited under the Singapore Accreditation Council.
Water repellent and anti-microbial
1929 Masks are water repellent and have passed tests conducted by Bureau Veritas for water repellency, anti-microbial properties and chemical safety.
Bureau Veritas, based in Belgium and founded in 1828, is one of the most established companies in the world for testing, inspection and certification of industrial and consumer products. It has more than 1,500 offices and laboratories worldwide. BV is recognised internationally, including by the UK and US national accreditation bodies.
View some of the latest test results from reputable international labs. 1929's masks have passed stringent tests for fabric water repellency and durability as well as antimicrobial treatment lasting for 100 washes.